RITA Award finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen delivers historical romances brimming with the eloquence and intensity of Jane Austen. In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in secret—at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But will he risk his plans—and his heart—for a woman shadowed by scandal?
I read the book and enjoyed it very much but I don't think it's worth $30.00. The overall moral of this book is about restoration but the author only hinted to it in passing. She did not zone in on it and that is unfortunate. There is hardly any scripture backing up her religious comments, and she only brought faith in the last section of the story.
Another thing I enjoyed about the book is Jane Austen. You see her shining through the pages and I loved that.
I would buy this book if I saw it on sale, but that's it.